Sunday, September 29, 2013

Miami-based artist Ileana Collazo

Miami-based artist Ileana Collazo's artwork is an exquisite style of floral poetry in motion. Her 'Night Gardens' collection will be digitally exhibited throughout New York this October during 'Creatives Rising, Art Takes New York'. 

Collazo won the 7th & 8th ArtSlant Showdown Competitions and will also be exhibiting at Raw Artist's 'Encompass' event at LMNT Gallery in Miami's Wynwood Arts District on October 25th, 2o13 - located at 55 NW 36th Street in Miami, Florida 33127. 

There's an intensity in Collazo's work, which includes not only flowers, but bursts of abstract shapes and rich colors. Her style is seductive and feminine, she is definitely an artist to keep your eye on.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

International visual artist Evi Photopoulos' upcoming art exhibition 'Identity & Contemporaneity'

The much anticipated international art installation by Greek artist Evi Photopoulos 'Identity & Contemporaneity'. The exhibition is curated by Pietro Franesi, the Director of the New York Contemporary Art Biennial and the Dubai Art Biennial. Photopoulos' opening reception will take place on Thursday, October 1o, 2o13 in Chania on the Greek island of Crete, hosted by The Region of Crete. 

The artist currently has a collection of artworks on display at Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery in Miami, Florida and at the Gagliardi Gallery in London, United Kingdom. Photopoulos has an extensive art career spanning over two decades, she has participated in art fairs and art biennials in Greece, London, Rome, Paris, New York, Mexico City, Chicago, Las Vegas and more. She has had a myriad of solo and group exhibits in galleries and museums across the United States, Asia and Europe - her works are held in private collections worldwide. Represented by Miami Art Scene, for sales or inquiries about this artist contact Katerina Wagner at (786)571-6112 (or) via

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Miami-based artist Barbara M de Varona

Miami-based artist Barbara M de Varona is known for her beloved, signature character 'Egghead' - who is one of the artist's most recognizable subjects. 

Her 'Egghead Series' represents emotion, human frailty and self love. The character was conceived through Varona as an emotionally driven form of expression, through which feeling, understanding and compassion could be conveyed. Love, kindness, sensitivity and humanity are all embodied and expressed through Egghead and the artwork that stems from this precious persona. 

Varona is also the Founder and Chief Curator of 'I Am Wynwood' - a creative project that pays homage to Miami's Art District and the Wynwood community. The project is an extensive collection of portraits depicting the people and personalities who collectively create and manifest the Wynwood Arts District. 

The portraits actualize the people who add to the beautiful energy that resonates throughout the neighborhood, and who have helped shape it into what it is today - and what it will continue to become. Varona's 'I Am Wynwood Project' compiles and defines the countless faces of the people who create, inspire and evolve the Wynwood community. 

Barbara M de Varona is definitely someone to keep your eye on as she continues to forge ahead and make a name for herself as an artist, curator and humanitarian within Miami's thriving art scene.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Celebrate DwnTwn Art Days tonight at McCormick Place

Join us this evening at the most anticipated event of the DwnTwn Art Days weekend - Friday, Sept.2o, 2o13 at McCormick Place in the heart of Downtown from 6pm-3am at 111 SW 3rd Street in Miami, FL 3313o. 

McCormick Place offers an evening of multi-sensory experiences stimulated by art, jazz and fine dining from 6-10pm. and transitions through fashion installations into a DJ party scene from 10pm-3am.

McCormick Place is the premier arts & cultural hub in Downtown, featuring artist studios, an art gallery and event space. Join us tonight for the ultimate DwnTwn Art Days event at the cultural crossroads of Miami. Valet parking is available, as well as metered street parking and the surrounding parking lots.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Yo Space in Miami offers communal space to artists.

Yo Miami was founded in April of 2o11 by Yuval Ofir and it all began with the development of a Facebook FanPage. It was initially conceived through Ofir's passion for art, music and Miami - it has since evolved into a force to be reckoned with in the South Florida art community. 

Bringing together creatives from all walks of life, Yo Space strives to shine a light on the elements of Miami's culture that should be recognized and celebrated. Yo Space offers art studios and gallery space situated within the Little Haiti Arts District of Miami - 294 NE 62nd Street, Miami FL 33138.

The idea behind this artistic communal space is to create an intimate environment where artists can work, flourish and interact with like-minded individuals who can help each other take their craft to the next level - both creatively and professionally. For rental information and inquiries, contact Kat Wagner at (786)571-6112 (or) via

'Love of Technology' exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MoCA)

Join us at The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami's opening reception of their upcoming exhibition 'Love of Technology Knight Exhibition Series' on Thursday, September 26, 2o13 from 7-9pm. RSVP via - 'Love of Technology' is a group exhibition of artists from around the world who question the relationship between humans and technology - on view from Sept.27 - Nov.3, 2o13.

The artists included in this exhibition explore the impact of continued interaction between users and operating systems. They challenge the logic of computer operating systems and question the impact of continued interaction between humans and technology. Drawing upon the traditions of minimalism and conceptual art, the artists examine ways in which consumers approach objects, and the interdependence that develops between humans and the machines they use.

'Love of Technology' includes existing works by established artists such as Andrea Zittel, as well as newly commissioned and site-specific works by artists who are having their American museum debuts, such as Lena Henke and Ben Schumacher. The exhibition builds on MoCA's tradition of providing a platform for emerging artists along with those who are underrepresented institutionally in the United States.

"The artists in this exhibition take apart popular technologies and reassemble them in ways that challenge perceptions and critique established idealogies, " said Alex Gartenfeld, Curator. "We're especially pleased to include in this exhibition the American museum debuts of emerging international artists like Ian Chang, Morag Keil, and Anika Yi - advancing MoCA's longstanding commitment to showcasing the next generation of artistic talent."

Friday, September 13, 2013

Scope Art Show 2o13 during Art Basel Miami Beach has a new location this year.

Scope is an International Contemporary Art Show with more than 5o art shows spanning over a decade. The show has solidified itself as the premier showcase for international emerging contemporary art and multi-disciplinary creative programming. Scope holds shows in Miami, Basel, New York, London and the Hamptons. The Scope Shows have garnered extensive critical acclaim, with sales of over $45o million and attendance of over 7oo,ooo. 

This year for Art Basel Miami from Dec.3-8, 2o13 the Scope Art Fair celebrates a new location on the sands of Miami Beach situated on the most highly visible location in Miami - Ocean Drive and 10th Street. The show will host a 7o,ooo Sq.Ft. pavilion featuring an outdoor beach lounge and stunning views of the ocean, nestled amongst the iconic architecture of South Beach at 1ooo Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Florida 33139.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

DwnTwn Art Days in Miami Sept. 2o-22, 2o13

Dwn Twn Art Days is the first collective Arts & Culture event aimed at bringing awareness to arts & cultural activities and venues throughout Downtown Miami, an initiative of the Miami Downtown Development Authority. 

Miami Art Scene will be celebrating with McCormick Place in the heart of downtown for our 2nd Annual DwnTwn Art Days event on Friday, Sept.2o, 2o13 - where art, fashion and music fuse at Miami's cultural crossroads located at 111 SW 3rd Street in Miami, FL 3313o. 

McCormick Place offers an evening of multi-sensory experiences stimulated by fine dining, art & jazz, from 6-10pm. and transitions through fashion installations into a DJ party scene from 10pm-3am. - McCormick Place is the premier arts & cultural hub featuring artist studios, an art gallery and event space.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

'Tribute in Light' a memorial art installation in remembrance of the September 11 attacks.

The 'Tribute in Light' is an art installation of 88 searchlights placed next to the site of the World Trade Center to create two vertical columns of light in remembrance of the September 11 attacks. It is produced annually by The Municipal Art Society of New York, a non-profit membership organization that fights for intelligent urban planning, design and preservation through education, dialogue and advocacy in New York. 

The 'Tribute in Light' initially ran as a temporary installation from March 11 to April 14, 2002, and was launched again in 2003 to mark the second anniversary of the attack. As of 2010, it has been repeated every year on September 11. On July 23, 2012, plans were initiated for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum to assume the lease for the MTA (Manhattan Transit Authority) property used during this tribute, and to begin transitioning operation of the tribute from the Municipal Art Society to the memorial foundation.

Those working on the project came up with the concept in the week following the attack. On September 13 2001, the idea was presented to executives of Consolidated Edison, the electric utility company serving New York City. Architects John Bennett and Gustavo Bonevardi of PROUN Space Studio distributed their "Project for the Immediate Reconstruction of Manhattan's Skyline". Artists Julian LaVerdiere and Paul Myoda, who before September 11 were working on the 91st floor of the World Trade Center north tower on a proposed light sculpture on the giant radio antenna conceived of a project called "Phantom Towers". 

They were commissioned by The New York Times Magazine to create an image of the project for its September 23 cover. In collaboration, the concept was presented to the Municipal Art Society and on September 19, 2001 the Municipal Art Society chairman wrote to Mayor Rudy Giuliani asking him "to consider placing two large searchlights near the disaster site, projecting their light straight up into the sky." After some consideration it was decided to contact lighting experts in the field of high intensity light displays. A Las Vegas company was chosen to help design the installation and to supply the 88 fixtures that would be needed.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Miami-based artist Luis Berros

Miami-based artist Luis Berros will be the guest artist at Futurama Gallery for the upcoming Little Havana Artwalk this Friday Sept.13, 2o13 at 7pm. - The Futurama Gallery is located at 1637 SW 8th Street in Miami, FL 33135. 

Berros is an accomplished artist whose work embodies the beautiful collision of fine art and street art, which blends in the most extraordinary way. He is currently represented by Collection Privee Gallery in the Wynwood Arts District at 23o1 NW 2nd Avenue in Miami, FL 33127 - where select artworks of Berros' are on display. 

He has displayed his work in numerous art galleries and shows worldwide and is currently collaborating with Disney via Disney Project.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Miami-based artist David 'LEBO' Le Batard unveils his design for Norwegian Getaway's hull artwork

Norwegian Cruise Line commissioned Miami-based artist David 'LEBO' Le Batard to design the hull artwork of the Norwegian Getaway, launching in January 2o14. The design features a whimsical tropical ocean theme with a mermaid holding the sun, pelicans and palm trees befitting the ship's year round home port of Miami. "Having grown up in South Florida, the ocean has been an immense presence in my life and has been infused into my work as an artist," said David 'LEBO' Le Batard. "When I was asked to design the artwork for Norwegian Getaway, I saw an opportunity to create a prominent image, one that would surely help to define the Miami seascape and illustrate the world-class experience that Norwegian Cruise Line has come to stand for. It is truly an honor to have been offered this canvas, as it gives the world an opportunity to see my work in a way few artists ever get to see in their entire lives."

According to LEBO, Norwegian Getaway's hull art design is centered on a mythical mermaid, an iconic image that represents humanity's connection to the sea, and features her to be skimming across the surface of the water. Surrounding the mermaid is a fusion of sea and sky dancing across the ship, where three pelicans gracefully glide along in the artist's version of tropical paradise. 

Norwegian Cruise Line's Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Sheehan said that "LEBO's incredible design reflects all of the elements that Miami's skyline is known for - sea, sun and paradise. His artwork will surely make Norwegian Getaway an iconic part of the Miami skyline when she arrives as Miami's largest year-round ship in 2o14."

With paintings on exhibit in museums and galleries worldwide including Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, South Africa, Germany and Italy, LEBO is one of Miami's most beloved and well-known artists. His murals and site-specific installations have energized communities such as Miami's Calle Ocho, Uptown New Orleans and Downtown San Francisco. Inspired by his work on Norwegian Getaway, LEBO revealed a series of paintings entitled, 'Where Our Souls Meet The Sea', during Art Basel Miami 2o12. Widely recognized for his work in a wide spectrum of creative mediums including murals, paintings and sculptures, LEBO is known as the innovator of Post-Modern Cartoon Expressionism, a movement that combines cartoon imagery with bold color and unique linear composition. LEBO's formal arts training began at Florida International University in Miami, and further developed during his residency at the International Museum of Cartoon Art in Boca Raton.